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Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accountant (Local Nationals)

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Reports To: The Senior Finance Officer

Project Summary

  • The North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.
  • The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development.
  • In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.

Position Summary

  • The Accountant will be responsible for working under the Senior Finance Officer to manage project expenditures and accounts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages day to day finance operations, including implementing Creative and USAID policies, procedures and systems, reviewing accounts payable documents for proper accuracy and completeness, and liaising with bank on all banking issues.
  • Completes donor financial reporting, tracks spending, and supports the Finance and Administration Officer.
  • Provides updated monthly cost reports and draft quarterly financial reports and monthly ad hoc reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information.
  • Manages the process of clearing bills, payments, and vouchers from the Bauchi field office; and the transfer of project funds from the central account to field accounts.
  • Works closely with the home office in Washington, DC to ensure reconciliation of monthly expense reports, and respond to any inquiries they may have.
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Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least one to three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
  • Expertise in accounting, finance or business administration.
  • Knowledge of laws, accounting principles, USAID rules and regulations, and labor laws
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English
  • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
  • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations


Job Title: Procurement Assistant (Local Nationals)

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Reporting & Supervision: The position reports to the Procurement Officer

Project Summary

  • The North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.
  • The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development.
  • In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.

Position Summary

  • The Procurement Assistant is responsible for assisting with all facets of the day-to-day procurement requirements for a busy international development office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Procurement Officer and Procurement Director, ensure that all goods and service procurement actions conform to internationally accepted procurement best practices and Nigerian law
  • Assist in regular procurement system audits and regularly review and verify market prices for standard items.
  • Assist with maintaining files, including: proposal, evaluation, award documents, official contracts and correspondence of all procurements, following policy and local law.
  • Assist with preparation of Terms of Reference and/or technical specifications for materials, goods, and services, for contracts, acquisitions, and procurements, in collaboration with the program team.
  • Assist with preparing requests for quotations, negotiate, conduct analysis, and recommend vendors for delivery of goods and materials to grantees.
  • Assist with invitations to potential vendors to compete offers for the purchase of goods or services including under grants, either through direct, bid invitation, or other mechanism that ensures high standards of transparency.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working on USAID or similar internationally-funded programs.
  • Knowledge of donor procurement rules and regulations.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Verbal and written working proficiency in English.
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations.



Deadline: 4th November, 2017

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s/Resume to: CreativeNigeriaRecruitment@gmail.com with the subject line “Accountant EIE”

Note: Only finalists will be, please contacted. No phone calls. Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Em pan>

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